Some Book to Film Adaptions I would like to see

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. I just recently finished the book series A Song of Fire and Ice(or at least I’ve finished the books that have been released so far) by George RR Martin which as you probably know has been adapted into the wildly popular HBO series Game of Thrones, but Game of Thrones success has got me thinking of a few other books I would like to see adapted either into film or perhaps a tv series. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here is my list.

Artemis Fowl:

 Brief Synopsis: A Twelve year old criminal masterminds finds out that fairies are real and sets out to rob them of their gold

My Pitch:  I loved this series when I was a kid, It was my Harry Potter and I think it is ripe for a film adaptation with some great characters and a healthy mix of comedy and fantasy . There has been rumors of a movie, but nothing concrete has materialized and I would really like to see that change. With 8 books in the series a franchise would be easy to do.

Dream Casting: I haven’t given the main characters too much thought, but for LEPRecon Chief Julius Root I would like to see JK Simmons as I envision the characters somewhat like J Jonah Jameson from the original Spiderman movie trilogy

Pendragon

Brief Synopsis: Bobby Pendragon discovers he is a Traveler, a group of warriors who must protect the 10 territories(or worlds) from the evil Saint Dane.

My Pitch: Another series I enjoyed when I was a kid, with 10 books in the series I can see the potential for a massive franchise with one movies per each movie or even multiple movies for each book like other young adult franchises. I also wouldn’t mind seeing them go the Game of Thrones route and doing a tv series with each season covering one or multiple books.

Dream Casting: I think Jason Isaacs(who played the villainous Lucious Malfoy in Harry Potter) would make a perfect choice for the villain of the series: Saint Dane.

The Bartimaeus Trilogy:

Synopsis: The Bartimaeus Trilogy follows Bartimaeus, a djinni, or spirit who is summoned by a young magician in an alternate version of London where spirits used for war.

My Pitch: Another favorite from my youth. Like Artemis Fowl it manages to blend humor and fantasy, just in a different way. The footnote narration may prove difficult to convey in movie form, but I think the films could do well with or without. There could be at least three movies with a possible fourth to adapt the prequel book

Dream Casting: I haven’t given this too much thought, but I do think Ron Perlman might make a decent Bartimaeus

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Brief Synopsis: Earthling Arthur Dent is thrust off on a galactic adventure after the Earth is destroyed to make way for a subspace freeway

My Pitch:  This one is kind of a cheat as Hitchhiker’s guide has already by adapted into a film, but I would really like to see an adaptation by Edgar Wright(Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim) as I feel like he could do the book justice. He wouldn’t even necessarily have to reboot the series by redoing Hitchhiker’s Guide, he could just adapt the second book in the series Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Dream Casting: As much as I liked Martin Freeman’s portrayal of Arthur Dent in the original adaptation I think frequent Wright collaborator Simon Pegg would fit the role quite nicely. I like Sam Rockwell and wouldn’t mind seeing him return as a more faithful adaption of Zaphod Beeblebrox(give him two heads for the entire movie this time). Alan Rickman made a perfect Marvin the robot, but I think Peter Serafinowicz who make an adequate replacement.

 

Those are some of the books I would like to see adapted into movies. What do you think of my choices and what are some of yours?

 

Latest Comedy Video:

At the end of May I went on my first Comedy tour through Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota. It was exciting and a pretty fun experience overall and I wouldn’t mind doing it again. Unfortunately I didn’t get any video from the trip, but  here’s a video of my first set back in Missoula, Montana after the tour

 

Currently:

Watching(TV):  Married(Season 2)

Playing: Super Star Wars(PS4)

Reading(Books): Salmon of a Doubt by Douglas Adams

Writing: Mostly comedy

 

That does if for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

Some TV to Comic Adaptions I would like to see

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog. I hope you have been enjoying my Arrested Development Screenplay. I decided to take a break from that to post a more standard blog post(for me at least)

I’ve been done a few  comic-centric posts  with my Defenders pitch and Star Wars Comics I would like to see and I wanted to continue that thread with this post.

Today I’m talking about  TV shows I would like to see adapted as comic series. It seems to be a trend over the last few years in comics with X-files, Buffy, and Power Rangers, to name a few. And seeing these series has got me thinking of TV shows I would like to see revived in the comic book medium. Here they are in no particular order. Let me know what you think.

Heroes: This one seems like a no-brainer. Say what you will about the show, but it  still has some potential. It may never live back up to the promise of Season 1, but I think an ongoing series that takes place either between the main series and Heroes Reborn or after Heroes Reborn could be just what the franchise needs. A comic could bring back much-loved characters like Claire, Sylar and Peter without the hassle of actor scheduling and so forth. There was a rumored series just before Heroes Reborn was announced and I think continuing the story in comics is what Heroes needs.

Reaper: Like Heroes I think Reaper, a two season CW series that ended in 2009, lends itself well to a comic adaption and since the left the series on somewhat of a cliffhanger I think it a comic continuation would be fun to see.

My Name is Earl: I realize this suggestion is a little out there and I don’t know how well it would translate, but I want to see the My Name is Earl story wrapped up and if we can’t get another season or a movie this is the next best thing. I would also like to see a crossover mini-series with Raising Hope since we never really got a fully-fledged crossover when Raising Hope was on the air, although plenty of My Name is Earl actors showed up.

Knights of Prosperity: Despite only running for one 13-episode season Knights of Prosperity remains one of my favorite shows and I would like to see it continue in one way or another. Like My Name is Earl I’m not sure how well it would translate, but I feel like it could work. The show followed a gang of amateur themes whose goal is to steal from celebrities and the comic medium would allow them to feature which ever celebrity they want.

Those are a few of the TV to comic adaptions I would like to see. What shows would you like to see become comics?

Weekly Comic Pull List:

Speaking of Comics here’s what comics I’ll be picking up this week.

What I picked up Last Week:

Detective Comics #951: It was a slow week last week so this was the only comic I picked up, but still enjoyable

What I will be picking up this week:

X-files #11: I’ve been enjoying this new Contrarians storyline so I will continue to pick up X-files to read it

X-files Deviations #2:  I enjoyed the first deviations issue and I thought it was a standalone, but I’ll probably check this one out

Star Wars #29: I’m interested to read more of Yoda’s adventure.

 

What comics are you picking up this week?

 

Last Comedy Set:

I’m still at the comedy grind, averaging at least one set a week. Here’s my latest set last week from a showcase I did at a local theater. I apologize for the video quality.

 

 

Post end Poem: Here’s another poem I’ve been working on. Enjoy.

Sword of Fates

From the white cauldron

of the future

malevolent broth abounds.

Rancid scents sting her nostrils.

 

The sword of fates

will make her stronger,

but it will also weaken her.

 

The sword will be procured

from Dr. Funky,

curator of the weird

and gatekeeper

of the netherworld.

 

The golden sword

permeates her hands

with frigid ice

as it sings to her.

 

Faber est suae quisque fortunae

Dr. Funky whispers to

the formerly named girl

who will soon travel to Atlantis

after slaying Mari, the goddess of the sea.

 

Dr. Funky becomes a magnificent fire-breathing dragon.

She uses her allusion to slay him.

 

Where rests the white cauldron now?

She wonders as her journey begins.

 

 

Currently:

Reading(books): A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin

Reading(comics): Star Wars: Chewbacca(mini-series), Deathstroke(2014 series)

Watching(TV): The West Wing(Season 2), Flash, Supernatural, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Game of Thrones(Season 2)

Watching(Movies): Alpha Dog, Fox and the Hound, The Wolverine

Working on: This blog post, comedy sets, a couple sitcom pilots

 

Starring in:

 

Anticipating: Logan, the upcoming Donald Trump  Roast that I’m the roast master for.

 

That does it for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated

 

 

 

 

 

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 4

Hey everyone and welcome back to another installment of my Arrested Development Screenplay. I hope you have been enjoying it so far and continue reading it. If you missed the previous parts check them out

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

INT. PENTHOUSE-CONTINOUS

MICHAEL

And, how’s that been going?

GOB

It’s going great.

LINDSAY

I have a job too, Michael

MICHAEL

Really?

LINDSAY

(offended)

Yes.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Michael’s adopted sister Lindsay had gotten a job as a waitress at a local Klimpy’s Restaurant.

CUT TO:

 INT. KLIMPY’S RESTAURANT-WALK-IN FREEZER

SUPER: A WEEK EARLIER

Lindsay is having a smoke in the freezer when the door opens and her supervisor HERB PEPPER, a short stocky man with a bushy mustache walks in.

HERB PEPPER

Lindsay, what are you doing in here?

LINDSAY

Taking a smoke break, what does it look like?

HERB PEPPER

Didn’t you just have a smoke break a few minute ago?

LINDSAY

So, smoking relaxes me

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Remember kids, don’t smoke.

HERB PEPPER

That’s it, you’re fired!

LINDSAY

Wait, I need this job

HERB PEPPER

Tell that to someone who cares.

CUT TO:

 INT. LOCAL NEWSDESK

SUPER: A HOUR LATER

Local Anchorman JOHN BEARD is sitting at the desk. Behind him is a graphic of Herb in a stretcher, the title reads “Assault at Klimpy’s”

JOHN BEARD

There was another attack by a disgruntled employee today at a local Klimpy’s restaurant. Let’s go live to the scene with reporter Starla Collins for the story.

CUT TO

 EXT. KLIMPY’S RESTAURANT-EVENING

Starla is standing in front of the Klimpy’s Restaurant. Behind her Herb Pepper is being lifted into an ambulance. The news headline at the bottom of the screen reads “Local Klimpy’s manager Herb Pepper pepper sprayed.” Starla is using the reflection from the camera to fix her hair.

STARLA

(to cameraman)

Are we on?

CAMERAMAN (O.S.)

Yes.

Starla raises her microphone and smiles. Her identifying news text reads “Starla Collins: Reporter/Weathergirl”

STARLA

Thanks John. I’m at the scene of a firing gone bad…

Behind her Lindsay is being dragged out of the restaurant forcefully by 2 men who are wearing red polo shirts with the Klimpy’s logo on them.

LINDSAY

Get your *beep* hands of me you *beep*

INT. PENTHOUSE- CONTINUOUS

GOB

(to Michael)

So what are we going to do for mom’s funeral?

MICHAEL

I don’t know. I thought you guys would have figured it out.

GOB

My mother just died Michael.

MICHAEL

You realize she’s my mother too.

GOB

Yeah, yeah; everything’s about you Michael.

MICHAEL

I never said that.

GOB

You were thinking it.

LINDSAY

Yeah Michael, Why do you have to be so selfish?

MICHAEL

I was just…

 

Michael is cut off by the rest of his family chiming in with “Yeah” etc.

 

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

Ok, Ok, Maybe I was being a little selfish. What are we going to do about mom’s funeral?

SUSIE

I say we have a small funeral and have the wake here.

MICHAEL

Ok.

LINDSAY

I already called Pastor Veal for the funeral.

 

MICHAEL

Who?

LINDSAY

Ann’s father.

MICHAEL

Who?

GEORGE MICHAEL

My ex-girlfriend.

MICHAEL

Oh, did I say who? I meant… Him?

GOB

I already sent out the invitations.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Indeed Gob had already sent out the invitations which he had made himself.

INSERT- GOB’S INVITATION WITH A MENACING PICTURE OF HIM AND RED WORDS THAT READ “COME CELEBRATE THE DEATH OF LUCILLE BLUTH”

BACK TO SCENE

MICHAEL

I thought you didn’t know what was going on.

GOB

Oh no, I was just playing with you. I sure got you.

MICHAEL

Yeah you did. So I guess you guys have the funeral planning done.

GOB

I guess we do.

MICHAEL

So where are we going to stay?

GOB

We don’t really have room for you to stay here…

MICHAEL

You guys haven’t sold the model home yet have you?

BUSTER

No.

MICHAEL

Ok, we’ll stay there.

 

Buster tosses Michael the keys to the stair car.

 

BUSTER

Why don’t you take the stair car, we don’t need it.

MICHAEL

You still have that?

 

GOB

Yes, not all of us can afford corvettes, Michael

BUSTER

The keys to the model home are on the chain.

MICHAEL

Here we go.

Michael, George Michael and George Senior exit the penthouse.

DISSOLVE TO:

To Be Continued…

As always thanks for reading and any comments are welcome and appreciated. Stay tuned for part 5 next week

My Arrested Development Screenplay: Part 3

Hey guys, sorry this post is a day late, but he’s the continuing story of the one show I love the most and the screenplay I wrote for the movie. Be sure to check out Parts One and Two

 

INT. PENTHOUSE-CONTINOUS

LINDSAY

He’s really wonderful.

CARL

I’m really just here for the bacon.

 

There is a plate of bacon on the coffee table. Carl picks up a particularly crunchy piece and takes a bite

MICHAEL

(sarcastically)

Yeah, he’s just wonderful.

 

Michael’s Aunt Susie and her son Larry get up to greet Michael, George Senior, and George Michael,

SUSIE

(hugging Michael)

Michael, I haven’t seen you in forever.

CLOSE UP: SUSIE

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Michael’s Aunt Susie.

 

SUPER: SUSAN “SUSIE” CARLON:RETIRED LUNCH LADY

She notices George Michael standing behind Michael

SUSIE

And who is this?

MICHAEL

Aunt Susie, you remember my son George Michael.

SUSIE

(pinching George Michael’s cheek)

Oh yes. How old are you now, 13?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Actually I’m 20.

SUSIE

Oh yes, a big boy.

SUSIE (CONT’D)

(turning to George Senior)

George, I see you’re still as bald as ever

GEORGE SENIOR

And I see your still as old as ever.

They hug.

MICHAEL

(extending his hand out to Larry for a handshake)

Hey Larry.

 

CLOSE-UP: LARRY

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Michael’s cousin Larry.

 

SUPER: LAWRENCE “LARRY” CARLON: MOMMA’S BOY

Larry just stands there not doing anything, looking a little uneasy

 

SUSIE

Oh, he won’t shake your hand, he’s afraid of the germs.

MICHAEL

Oh, okay.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

(to his siblings)

I’m surprised we still have the penthouse; I thought you guys would have gotten rid of it after mom went to prison.

LINDSAY

Oh no. Me, Buster and Gob have been living here. We couldn’t let this place go.

GOB

Yeah, I had to move in when you took the yacht.

MICHAEL

Why couldn’t you just live in the Model Home?

LINDSAY

Oh, we’re selling that to help pay for the penthouse

MICHAEL

But how can you afford it.

LINDSAY

We do have jobs, Michael!

MICHAEL

Really?

LINDSAY

Yes.

BUSTER

I opened a prosthetic shop with J. Walter Weatherman.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

After Michael left his sibling had all gone off into the world and gotten jobs. Michael’s younger brother Buster had partnered with J. Walter Weatherman, a former Bluth Company employee who lost an arm in a construction accident to open a prostethic store after losing his second hand in a seal attack.

 

INSERT- STOCK- BUSTER’S 2ND SEAL ATTACK FROM DEVELOPMENT ARRESTED

CUT TO:

INSERT- PICTURE OF BUSTER AND J. WALTER WEATHERMAN IN FRONT OF THEIR PROSTHETICS STORE A SIGN IN THE WINDOW READs “BUY ONE HAND, GET ONE FREE.”

NARRATOR (V.O.)(CONT’D)

They are very successful

INT. PENTHOUSE-

GOB

Yeah, I’ve been doing my illusions…

CUT TO:

 INT. GOTHIC CASTLE MAGIC PARLOR- NIGHT

SUPER: 2 DAYS EARLIER

An audience has gathered and is waiting for Gob to begin his magic show.

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

(mispronouncing Gob’s name)

Ladies and Gentlemen, a magician named Gob

Gob and Steve come on stage from the right and begin to dance to Final Countdown which plays in the background. Gob attempts to light a fireball using the lighter up his sleeve but it is a dud.

 

GOB

(struggling with the lighter)

Why won’t this thing light.

The Crowd boos

MAN IN AUDIENCE (O.S.)

You Suck!

Gob kneels down in front of the first row and begins fiddling with the lighter. He gets it to light.

GOB

Yes!

A spark from his lighter accidental sets a woman in the 1st row’s hair on fire. She starts to scream.

WOMAN IN AUDIENCE

(Yelling)

MY HAIR’S ON FIRE!

GOB

(whispering)

Oh Shit.

Gob and Steve slowly slink off stage.

MAN IN AUDIENCE (O.S.)

Somebody throw their beer on her

NARRATOR (V.O.)

It wasn’t going so well.

 

To Be Continued…

Updated: Some Star Wars Games I would like to see

Update: I actually had an idea for another game I forgot to put in the original post that I thought I would include now

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog. Last post I talked about some Star Wars comics I would like to see and that got me thinking of another media I would like to see more star wars in: video games. There have been many great Star Wars video games(and some clunkers), but here are a few ideas for Star Wars games I would like to see, in no particular order.

 

A New X-wing Game: I’ve only really played  Jedi Starfighter , but the Star Wars X-wing games were a classic Star Wars series that I would like to see resurrected. I think a game focused on Black Squadron as introduced in the Poe Dameron comic would make for a good storyline set before the Force Awakens

A Star Wars Fighting Game: I know this has already been done poorly with Masters of Teras Kasi, but I think a Star Wars fighting game could work if done correctly. The Star Wars Characters were a nice addition to the Soul Calibur games, but I want to seem the same kind of concept with solely Star Wars Characters.

A Darth Vader Game: The Darth Vader mission was probably my favorite part of The Force Unleashed so it would be fun to have that as a full game

A Darth Maul Game: Darth Maul’s stock is rising thanks to his appearances in Clone Wars and Rebels and he has always been my favorite part of the prequels so I think it would be fun to play as him. Maybe even combine the Darth Vader game with this with a storyline that brings them together and some decent co-op.

A Boba Fett Game: Another Star Wars villain I would like to take the role of. Jango Fett got his own game with Bounty Hunter, but I think it’s time the younger Fett had his own game.

A Han Solo Game: With the Han Solo movie about two years away I think now would be a good time to start developing a solo Han Solo game(see what I did there). It would obviously be a tie-in to the movie, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. If done right, with an original story, and maybe some missions were you either play as Chewbacca and Lando or with them(perhaps co-op?) I think a first-person shooter with the potential to team-up with Chewie or Lando for Co-op has some potential

A Star Wars: Demolition sequel: For those of you who haven’t played it Star Wars Demolition it’s kind of like Star Wars meets Twisted Metal with different vehicles from Star Wars doing combat in illegal demolition derby-type fights. I realize not everyone liked the original game, which is dated now, but I think it would be a fun game to resurrect if only for the chance to include the Millennium Falcon on the roster of playable vehicles.

A Sequel to Jedi Power Battles: Another sequel to a somewhat obscure Star Wars Game. The original Jedi Power battles allowed you to play as Jedi: Mace Windu,Qui-jon Jinn, Adi Galia, Plo Koon, and Obi-wan Kenobi in a storyline that followed the events of Episode I. I would like to see a sequel with an original story, mostly likely set during the clone wars, and a more robust cast, maybe including Kit Fisto, Aayla Secura, Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, and perhaps even Yoda.

 

*Update:

Star Wars: Galactic Warriors: The Dynasty Warriors formula has already been used for other franchises like Zelda(Hyrule Warriors) and One Piece(One Piece: Pirate Warriors) and I think Star Wars would be a great fit with you being able to take control of Jedi Knights during the clone wars

Anyways those are some of my ideas for Star Wars games. What games would you like to see?

Weekly Comic Pull List:

What I picked up last week:

Star Wars:Darth Maul #1: I didn’t really mean to pick this one up, but they added it to my pull at the comic story because I’ve been getting most of the Star Wars book. I wasn’t too impressed with it. It kind of seemed like a retread of the Star Wars novel Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter.

Star Wars #28: It was a surprise to see a new issue of Star Wars so soon after the last one, but I did enjoy this issue so it was a good surprise

What I will be picking up:

All-star Batman #7: This is probably my favorite current Batman series. I loved Scott Snyder’s most recent run on the main Batman series so it’s nice to see him continue with the character even though he’s no longer writing the main series.

Detective Comics #950: It’s  a double dose of Batman this week with a extra-sized 950th issue of Detective Comics. Good thing I’m such a big fan of Batman

 

Post-end Poem:

The Warrior

 

The moonlight glistens

on his blood-stained sword.

War and death consume him.

A guttural war cry

reverberates from his throat.

 

He charges

Through the corpse-strewn field,

Overtaken by blood lust and battle

.

 

He slashes through his enemies,

their blood covering the charred grass.

 

An arrow whistles towards him.

He stands in its path, unmoving.

His armor will protect him.

 

The arrow circumvents his armor

and pierces his heart.

A grunt of pain

escapes him.

He stumbles to the ground.

 

Tonight he will fight on

the fiery battlefield

of Hell.

 

 

Currently:

Watching(TV): Young Justice(season 2), The West Wing(season 1), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Flash, Supernatural, Star Wars: The Clone Wars(Season 3)

Playing: Super Star Wars

Reading(Books): Restaurant and the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams, A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin

Reading(Comics): World War Hulk and Old Man Logan

Writing: My Arrested Development Screenplay

Anticipating: Spring.

 

That does it for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated

 

Tim

 

 

 

 

 

My Arrested Development Screenplay: Part 1

Hey everyone. I’m a huge fan of Arrested Development. As you can probably tell by my blog title. I’m such a big fan that in high school,  before season 4 was even announced, I endeavored to write my own version of an Arrested Development Movie. I did end up posting it in multiple parts on my old blog, but recently I kind of rediscovered the script and decided to do a rewrite and perhaps do a table read of it with a few of my comedian buddies. Since I’ve rewritten it I thought I would share it with you over the course of the next few months in multiple parts. I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think. Be mindful that it does for the most part ignore season 4.

 

 

Part 1

FADE IN:

EXT. CABO SAN LUCAS MODEL HOME – DAY– EST. AERIAL SHOT

We get an above shot of the Cabo San Lucas Model Home and the a few figures sitting on the beach on front of the Model Home.

EXT. CABO SAN LUCAS MODEL HOME — DAY

MICHAEL BLUTH, GEORGE BLUTH SR, and GEORGE MICHAEL BLUTH are sitting on the beach of a deserted island in beach chairs; all in swimming trunks, behind them is George Senior’s vacation house with a satellite dish attached to the front roof of the house and an American flag hanging by the door. In front of the house is sign that reads “Another outstanding house built by the Bluth Company. In between Michael and George Senior is a cooler marked “H. Maddas” In front of them is a small TV.  In the background we can hear the TV.

CLOSE-UP: MICHAEL

FREEZE FRAME ON MICHAEL

NARRATOR (V.O.)

                   This is Michael Bluth…

SUPER: MICHAEL BLUTH: FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE BLUTH COMPANY

CLOSE-UP: GEORGE SENIOR

FREEZE FRAME ON GEORGE SENIOR

NARRATOR (V.O.) (CONT’D)

…this is his father George Senior…

SUPER: GEORGE BLUTH, SR: FORMER OWNER OF THE BLUTH COMPANY

CLOSE-UP: GEORGE MICHAEL

FREEZE FRAME ON GEORGE MICHAEL

NARRATOR (V.O.) (CONT’D)

…And finally this is Michael’s son, George Michael.

SUPER: GEORGE MICHAEL BLUTH: FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE BLUTH BANANA STAND

Zoom out from George Michael’s face to get a full shot of Michael, George Senior, and George Michael sitting on the beach in beach chairs, enjoying a carefree tropical day.

NARRATOR (V.O.) (CONT’D)

Michael, his father, and his son are currently enjoying a                    carefree day at George Senior’s Model Home in Cabo San Lucas,             Mexico.

CLOSE-UP: TV

Cut to:

 

Int. NEWSDESK — DAY

JOHN BEARD is sitting at a news desk reading the news.

JOHN BEARD

In other news, Lucille Bluth, Matriarch of the Bluth family died today while being incarcerated at the O.C. Women’s’ Correctional Facility.

NEWS PRODUCER (O.S.)

(whisper)

Don’t call it that.

JOHN BEARD

(whispering to the producer)

What?

NEWS PRODUCER (O.S.)

(whispering)

Don’t call Orange County “the O.C.”

JOHN BEARD

Uh… I’m sorry the Orange County Women’s’ Correctional Facility.

JOHN BEARD (CONT’D)

(whispering to the producer, slightly perturbed)

Is that better?

NEWS PRODUCER (O.S.)

Ok.

JOHN BEARD

We now go live to reporter Starla Collins at the Orange County Women’s’ Correctional Facility

CUT TO:

EXT. ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN’S’ CORRECTIONAL FACILITY — DAY

Outside the gate to the Correctional Facility we see STARLA, former Bluth Company Business Model. She is currently checking her makeup and teeth using the reflection from the camera. A news graphic on the screen reads “matriarch of Bluth clan dead/ martriarca de Bluth familia muerte” below the headline is the words “reported by Starla Collins”

 

STARLA

Are we on?

CAMERAMAN (O.S.)

Yes

STARLA

(embarrassed)

Uhh… Yes, John, I just learned from Warden Stephen Gentles, the warden here at the women’s facility that Lucille Bluth was found this morning dead in her cell.

INSERT: PICTURE OF WARDEN GENTLES.

BACK TO SCENE

STARLA

He offered no comment on the cause of death, but in a recent photo taken before her stint in jail we can assume that she was having health problems before being arrested.

INSERT: PICTURE OF LUCILLE

BACK TO SCENE

The picture of Lucille is clearly a picture of her drunk with frazzled hair, at a Bluth company party, but she does look slightly sickly.

CLOSE-UP: LUCILLE’S PICTURE

FREEZE FRAME ON TV SCREEN AND LUCILLE’S PICTURE

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Lucille Bluth

SUPER: LUCILLE BLUTH: SOCIALITE

NARRATOR (V.O.) (CONT’D)

…she isn’t having a good day.

DISSOLVE TO:

 WHITE SCREEN

TITLE CARD UP: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (IN BLACK LETTERS)

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Now the continuing story of the family who lost everything together, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together… It’s Arrested Development…

TITLE CARD UP- THE MOVIE (IN ORANGE LETTERS RIGHT UNDER ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT)

 

NARRATOR (V.O.)

…the Movie.

DISSOLVE TO:

 INT. GEORGE AND LUCILLE’S BALBOA ISLAND YACHT CLUB PENTHOUSE

Michael, George Michael, George Senior, enter the penthouse. LINDSAY, CARL WEATHERS, GOB, STEVE HOLT, OSCAR, BUSTER, SUSIE CARLON and LARRY CARLON, Lucille’s sister and her son, are seated on couches in the living room. In the background, hanging over the entrance to the dining room is a banner that read “Family Welcome Michael, George Michael Dad”

 

NARRATOR(V.O.)

Days after hearing about Lucille’s Michael,

George Senior and George Michael

returned home to a family they hadn’t seen in years.

GOB

Michael? Dad?

 

Gob gets up and goes over to hug Michael

 

GOB (CONT’D)

(hugging Michael and trying to make him taste his. tears)

Taste the sad

SUPER: GOB

FREEZE FRAME ON GOB

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Michael’s older brother, Gob

SUPER: GEORGE “GOB” BLUTH II: PART-TIME MAGICIAN

MICHAEL

(patting Gob on the shoulder)

I know; I can’t believe she’s gone either.

GOB

Just wait a minute. I have to go get Franklin.

 

 

Gob exits.

 

MICHAEL

What happened to mom?

BUSTER

(yelling)

Warden Gentles killed her!

CLOSE UP: BUSTER

FREEZE FRAME ON BUSTER

 

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Michael’s younger brother, Buster

SUPER: BYRON “BUSTER” BLUTH: PROSTHETIC SALESMAN

OSCAR

He doesn’t know what he’s saying. He’s just upset.

 

Oscar goes to comfort Buster.

 

FREEZE FRAME ON OSCAR

 

CLOSE-UP: OSCAR

 

SUPER: OSCAR BLUTH: HIPPIE/UNCLE

 

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Michael’s uncle, Oscar, George Senior’s twin brother.

 

BUSTER

I’m going to kill Warden Gentles!

NARRATOR (V.O.)

In fact Warden Gentles had nothing to do with Lucille’s death. After being sentenced to 10 years in a women’s correctional facility Lucille hung herself with a tie smuggled to her to by Gob. Warden Gentles just happened to be the Warden at the Orange County Women’s Correctional Facility.

CUT TO:

 INT. LUCILLE’S CELL — DAY

SUPER: A FEW DAYS EARLIER

A guard walks in to find Lucille dead.

GUARD

Not again.

 

To be continued…

Introductory Post

Hello Internet,

My name is Tim Miller. This is my first post on WordPress, but I am by no means new to blogging. For many years  I was a blogger on the IGN Blogs/.MyIGN, but with a new year I thought I would try starting a new blog. It will feature a lot of my similar stuff to my
old blog , just in a different place, so mostly entertainment stuff with a heavy dose of Arrested Development as the blog title is Blog of an Arrested Development Fan.

A little bit about me: I’m 26 from Missoula, Montana. I’m a huge fan of Arrested Development, Star Wars, and Batman among other things. I’m an aspiring writer and I also recently started doing stand-up comedy which I’m really starting to enjoy.

This is a new blog, but I’m still going to do some of the same features I did on my old blog. One such feature was called Future Installmentswhere I created a wishlist for a future installment in a game, movie, tv, or even comic franchise.

I just recently finished up Season 1 of the The Telltale Batman Series and while nothing has been officially announced I’m assuming  a season 2 will happen and here are a few things I want to see in Batman; The Telltale Series Season 2

Returning Villains: The interactions with Selina were some of my favorite parts the first season and I would like to see that relationship continue. They set up Joker nicely as a dangling thread from Season 1 so I would be surprised if they don’t do anything with it. The also left it open for Two-face, Penguin and Lady Arkham to return, but I don’t care as much about  them. I feel like they got covered pretty well in the first season

New Villains: I do like the fact they introduced Lady Arkham as a new character in the first season and I would like to see maybe a new one for Season 2, but I would also like to see classic Batman villains such as Riddler and Mr. Freeze make an appearance. I have a feeling Ras al Ghul and the League of Shadows is probably connected to Lady Arkham and the Children of Arkham so he would probably play a decent role in the story. One of my personal favorite villains that I feel like doesn’t get a lot of justice is Hush, so I wouldn’t mind seeing him play a role.

Robin: I know some are you are probably scoffing at the inclusion of Robin, but I think he is a big part of the Batman mythos and should not be overlooked. The first season takes place early in Batman’s career so I could see season 2 having him meet Dick Grayson, the first Robin

Continue to Provide new takes on the story: One of the things I enjoyed about Season 1 was there willingness to change some parts of the Batman Mythos such as Vicki Vale being Lady Arkham, Harvey Dent not necessarily being scarred, and a more personal connection between Bruce Wayne and Oswald Cobblepot. I would like that to continue in Season 2.  One of the most memorable moments in the first season was the choice to save Harvey from being disfigured at Penguin’s hands. It provided a chance to change established continuity. I think, if Robin is included, a similar decision can be made where you can either save the Flying Grayson(Dick’s family) or not and see how that would alter the timeline and the Batman/Robin dynamic or even if it would even exist.

 

Anyways those are some of my thoughts for  Batman: The Telltale Series Season 2. What do you guys think and what would you like to see?

Latest Stand-up Video: I mentioned I was a stand-up comedian so I think I might try and post my latest set at the end of each post

 

Weekly Comedy Pull List: Since I plan on doing one post a week, usually on Sundays(no promises though) I thought I would give you guys a preview of what  comics I will be picking up this week.

What I got Last WeeK:

USAvengers #1: I’ve been looking for a marvel team book to read so I thought I would try this new series out. I enjoyed the first issue and will probably pick up at least the second issue

Klaus and the Witch of Winter: I picked up this one-shot because I really liked the mini-series, but I felt like there was a little lacking. I think there is more story to discover in the Klaus universe though.

X-files #9: I read this series mostly out of habit, but it does seem to keep sucking me back in

 

What I will Pick up this week:

Detective Comics #946: I’m definitely enjoying this current run of Detective Comics

All-star Batman #6:  Another great Batman series. I’m excited for the start of the Mr. Freeze story arc

Poe Dameron #10: This is probably my second favorite ongoing Star Wars Series after the main one(RIP Darth Vader). It kind of makes me wish there were more  Force Awaken-era series

What I might pick up this week:

Obi-wan and Anakin #1:  I’m not sure about this one. It is a mini-series and I do like Star Wars, I just don’t know if I want a Prequel trilogy-era comic.

That’s what I’m picking up. What about you guys.

 

Post-end Poem: I’ve written a few poems here and there and I thought I would share them with you guys to cap off my post. Let me know what you think.

Creation of the Poem

 

The poem came first,

embedded in the soul

of the poet.

 

It sprang from him,

like an uncaged beast.

 

He let it pour out

and began to write feverishly.

Stillborn drafts

piled on the floor.

 

From deep inside his being

the words leapt

 

Finally, he set his pen down,

and let out an exasperated sigh,

satisfied with the new creation.

 

Currently:

Reading(Books): A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin

Reading(comics): Blackest Night and Forever Evil

Watching(tv): Game of Thrones(season 1)

Watching(movies): Why Him?

 

That does it for me. As always, thanks for reading and all comments are welcome and appreciated